Summer 2024 Information

Summer 2024 registration will begin mid-February (typically Valentine’s Day). Spots fill up rather quickly so please mark your calendar. If you are new to Camp Argo, please Contact Us so we can add your email to future correspondences.

We are currently preparing a new camper schedule to accommodate increased enrollment, updating our summer rates, and adding some new activities!

Our returning staff are excited to get started. Due to increased enrollment, we will be hiring additional counselors, a camp 1st aider, art specialist, archery, ropes/adventure, and fishing. Interested applicants are welcome to fill-out and submit an application ages at least 15 years (specialists/support staff) and 16 years (counselor) if you know anyone!.

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  • Labeled, reusable water bottle that can be refilled throughout the day.
  • Labeled lunch, extra snacks x2 times a day with an ice pack or frozen water bottle.
  • Extra spray sunscreen and insect repellent to reapply if necessary (parents, please apply prior to attending).
  • A change of clothes (just in case) and/or a towel for drying after water activities.
  • A fishing pole that can be kept on site until Friday.
  • No personal electronics or toys
  • LABEL, LABEL, LABEL, LABEL, LABLE everything!!!

What to Expect at Camp Argo

Some of the daily activities offered:

  • archery
  • canoe
  • fishing
  • arts & crafts
  • outdoor science
  • climbing wall
  • adventure low elements
  • pedal carts
  • hiking
  • gaga-ball
  • all types of sports & tag games

Typical Daily Schedule

Extended Camp AM 7:30-9:00AM
$15 1st child, $5 additional

Camp Day Drop-Off AM 9:00-9:15AM

Camp Pick-Up PM. 3:45-4:00PM

Extended Camp PM 4:00-5:30PM
$15 1st child, $5 additional
Late pickup after 5:30pm is $10 per minute

Dropoff & Pickup Map

Dropoff & Pickup Policy RIGHT TURN ONLY!

Parent Consent Form
(for reference purposes only; official consent form is executed through CampDoc)

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About Us

Camp Argo is an outdoor, recreational day camp located on 42 acres in Orange, Connecticut where siblings and friends can come together to enjoy the benefits of a summer experience.

Additionally, Camp Argo strives to accommodate campers with different social abilities in a safe, nurturing environment.

Take A Tour

You are invited to take a tour of our summer location, the beautiful Camp Cedarcrest, and meet some of our amazing staff.

Contact Us to schedule an appointment this spring.


An outdoor recreational day camp
from 9am – 4pm welcoming all campers ages 4 – 14 years
located at Camp Cedarcrest in Orange, CT.

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Summer 2024 Weekly Sessions

Session One: June 17-21
Session Two: June 24-28
Session Three: July 1-5
Session Four: July 8-12
Session Five: July 15-19
Session Six: July 22-26
Session Seven: July 29-Aug 2
Session Eight: Aug 5-9


Per Week Summer Rates:
$335 (1st camper)
$320 (2nd sibling camper)
$305 (3rd sibling or more)

$295 Extended School Year

$195 Counselor in Training

CIT & ESY Options

Counselors in Training
(14 & 15yrs only)

Extended School Year
(Summer School)
12pm-4pm Mon-Thur
9am-4pm Friday

Extended Camp

7:30am-9am (morning block) or
4pm-5:30pm (afternoon block)

$15 per block (1st camper)
$5 per block (each additional camper)


Archery, Canoeing, Fishing, Hiking, GagaBall, Adventure (ropes) Course, Pedal-carts, Creative Arts, 9 Square in the Air, Collaborative Games, Songs, Slingshot, and so much more!

Inclusion Component

We also offer an Inclusion Component serving those in our community with special needs & abilities. Please fill out our Inclusion Component Questionnaire below and provide us your child’s 1:1 aide cleared background check when confirmed.

Camp Argo is a non-profit organization and our mission is to promote and embrace the philosophy that “Everyone can be a HERO!” At Camp Argo we strongly feel that it is important for your child to grow through interactive play, traditional and non-traditional sports, and other creative outlets in a safe learning environment.

Camp Argo believes in empowering campers to dream big, be kind to one another, find their strengths, try their best, and learn to lead by example. To us at Camp Argo, this is the definition of a HERO!

Camp Argo helps each camper realize that the attributes of a true HERO are within all of us! With this in mind, our program is designed to emphasize the HERO-like characteristics that we discover within each other when trying new activities, participating in recreational group games, spending time with our peers, and giving back in the community.

In doing so Camp Argo recognizes the courageous & resilient HEROIC qualities our campers demonstrate and honor them at the end of each day. Also, Camp Argo invites local heroes, community leaders, artists, entertainers, and educators to come speak and work with our campers to give them a full, engaging camp experience. 

Camp Argo was named after the heroic story of Jason and the Argonauts, and their quest to retrieve the Golden Fleece. The Golden Fleece was the wool coat of a golden winged ram that was so valuable, the king had it hung on a tree protected by a fierce dragon. It was a feat deemed impossible.

Jason selected a team of HEROES called the Argonauts after the ship they were to set sail on, the Argo. It was to take them on a tremendous adventure where they would face many challenges along the way to retrieve the Golden Fleece. Each of the heroes played significant roles in winning these difficult challenges by using their personal strengths.

Similarly, our campers will also partake in many challenges and adventures throughout the summer. We hope our campers will use their individual talents to succeed in the activities they participate in at Camp Argo and to discover their inner HERO!

Board of Directors:

President:  Courtney Nevis

Treasurer:  Cathy Ianotta

Secretary:  Carson Echeverry

To contact the Board please email

Summers of Play
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FIsh Caught & Released
Pedal Cart Laps

Quick Videos

Learn more about what Camp Argo has to offer your child this summer.

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Our Program


We focus on the physical & emotional safety of our campers and support a bully-free environment.


Our staff emphasizes the importance of nature & the joy of being outdoors everyday, rain & shine!


We are able to maintain close personal contact with campers and encourage meaningful bonds amongst counselors & campers.


We encourage our campers to demonstrate behaviors that a HERO would exhibit daily; altruistic, resolute, generous, & observant.


We guide our campers through conversations with each other to help build their self-confidence & develop positive relationships.


Our diverse camp environment provides campers with social opportunities to connect with new faces from the surrounding communities.

Summer 2024 Rates


$ 335 Per Week
  • Ages 4 - 14
  • 9am - 4pm
  • Monday - Friday


$ 320 Per Week
  • Ages 4 - 14
  • 9am - 4pm
  • Monday - Friday

3 or more

$ 305 Per Week
  • Ages 4 - 14
  • 9am - 4pm
  • Monday - Friday

Counselor in Training

$ 195 Per Week
  • Ages 14 & 15
  • 8:30am - 4:30pm
  • Monday - Friday

Extended School Day

$ 295 Per Week
  • Ages 4 - 14
  • 12pm - 4pm M-Th
  • 9am - 4pm Fri


$ 15 Per Block
  • $15 1st Camper, $5 additional
  • 7:30am - 9am M-F
  • 4pm - 5:30pm M-F


$ ! Register for all Weeks
  • Two weeks of FREE
    Extended Camp
  • Automatically applied to the last two weeks of the summer!

Pay By
Cash or Check

$ -10 Save Processing Fees
  • Save $10 for each
    week & camper
  • Contact Us to
    Request a Coupon Code

Camper Spots Remaining as of FEBRUARY 18th

Session 1
June 17-21
Session 2
June 24-28
Session 3
July 1-5
Session 4
July 8-12
Session 5
July 15-19
Session 6
July 22-26
Session 7
July 29-Aug 2
Session 8
Aug 5-9

If you are interested in registering for all 8 weeks, we have a few remaining spots to WAIVE the waitlist for any weeks that are currently full.
Contact Us prior for the specific details.

Session 3 is a full week all 5 days (no need to discount).
YES, we will be hosting a full day of camp on the 4th of July.

Once your child is promoted from the waitlist,
please provide full payment immediately or
the next camper on the list will be contacted.

Camper Registration

Registration must be completed online with CampDoc.

A $100 non-refundable deposit is required per child to reserve each weekly session.
Any remaining amount will be due by June 1st along with a completed camper health profile on CampDoc.

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You may also print an official receipt from your camper profile on CampDoc.

For full terms and conditions please read the Parent and Camper Consent Form.

Mandated Distribution of CT Safe Sport Policy Child Abuse Prevention & Mandated Reporter Training

Upon the enrollment or registration of any child in a youth camp, the licensee of such youth camp shall provide a copy of the guidelines developed to the parent or guardian of such child.

Mandated Distribution of Mandated Reporter Training

During staff training, we review the mandated reporter training, and the guidelines about child sexual abuse and exploitation. We ask that you take a moment to review.

Inclusion Component Camper/Parent Questionnaire

Please fill out this form to keep our Inclusion Supervisors current of your child's needs at camp.

Care 4 Kids Parent Provider Agreement Form

Use Contact Us to request Camp Argo to fill-in sections 2, 3 & 4 so that you can submit the completed packet for reimbursement.

2024 Campership Eligibility Packet (hard copy)

Hard copy is not accepted as registration. Must register via CampDoc. Contact Us to request Coupon Code to waive payment temporarily. Online registration is required by March 15, 2024 for processing. Please follow the directions in the packet.

Summer 2024 Information

Our Team

Camp Staff

At Camp Argo we feel that a big reason why campers will return year after year is in part because of the amazing relationship between themselves and our counseling staff.

We are determined to hire the most incredible individuals that are committed to the physical, mental, emotional, and social development of each camper.

The staff is excited to welcome your camper upon arrival and ensure they feel safe and connected to their group. Their focus will be to encourage your camper to believe in their abilities while learning new skills and having a blast all summer!

Camp Supervisors

Jason Nevis

Camp Director

Coach Jason Nevis is currently the Aquatics Director at Hopkins School in New Haven.   He also teaches Heath and is the Head Coach for both boys & girls swimming and water polo teams.  

Recently, he was the 5th-8th grade Physical Education teacher at Blackham Elementary School in Bridgeport. Previously, he was the Athletics & Facilities Director, as well as the PE teacher at St. Raymond School in Menlo Park, CA which is where Camp Argo began in 2013!

Coach Nevis is personally connected with Camp Argo because his children attend and his two boys are autistic and part of the Inclusion Component at camp. Coach is excited to continue providing wonderful experiences for kids within the community, their siblings, families and friends each summer.

Erin McCarthy

Day Camp Director

This will be Erin's 3rd year as a  Camp Argo Supervisor and now a Day Camp Director. 

Erin is currently studying Counseling and Applied Psychological Science (Sports & Performance Counseling). She is originally from Long Island and enjoys softball, basketball, and spending time with her kids who also attend and enjoy camp every day! 

Linda McDonough

Assistant Day Camp Director & Inclusion

Linda is currently a Special Education teacher in New Haven Public Schools as a resource 6th-8th grade teacher. 

Linda has been a part of Camp Argo since 2018 as both a counselor and supervisor.  She is ready to bring her managerial and collaborative experience to camp again this summer!

Looking to Hire

Inclusion Supervisor

We are seeking to fill this position with a qualified candidate.  If interested please fill out an application & resume and email to

Bahar Musa

Inclusion Supervisor

This summer will be Bahar's 4th at Camp Argo.  She is currently a school psychologist in Fairfield Public Schools and brings her expertise and love of working with children to camp each summer! 

Veronica Bennet

Inclusion Supervisor

Veronica is currently a Special Education teacher in Bridgeport Public Schools as a resource 6th-8th grade teacher. She graduated with a BS in Comprehensive Special Education K-12 from Southern Connecticut University in 2021.

Veronica is excited to join the Camp Argo team and work alongside our Inclusion Campers creating new memories and friends this summer!

Looking to Hire

Waterfront Specialists Assistant Supervisor

We are seeking to fill this position with a qualified candidate.  If interested please fill out an application & resume and email to

Looking to Hire

Adventure Ropes Specialists Supervisor

We are seeking to fill this position with a qualified candidate.  If interested please fill out an application & resume and email to

Jordan Deh

Camp 1st Aider

Alli Hummel

Specialist & Programming Assistant Supervisor

Haley Marshall

Staff & Camper Life Assistant Supervisor

Courtney Nevis

Board Member

Courtney Nevis is currently a devoted stay at home mother of 3 beautiful children; Maggie, John and Beau; who all attend Camp Argo!

In order to support Camp Argo's belief that everyone can be a HERO, Courtney spends much of her time inviting local heroes, educators, community leaders, and charitable organizations to come speak about their positions in the community. As Board President, Courtney is continually focusing her efforts on fundraising and grant opportunities.

Activity Specialists

Denise Fantarella

Check-In & Check-Out

Madison Bartek

Ropes, Canoe, Archery, & Rainbow Races

Looking to Hire

Ropes, Canoe, Archery, & Rainbow Races

Gigi Schaaf

Ropes, Canoe, Archery & Rainbow Races

Cailey Black

Ropes, Canoe, Archery & Rainbow Races

Rachel Gagne

Ropes, Canoe, Archery, & Rainbow Races

Looking to Hire

Creative Arts Specialist & Rainbow Races

Looking to Hire

Creative Arts Specialist & Rainbow Races

Alec Mota

Canoe & Fish & Rainbow Races

Jay Calendario

Ropes, Canoe, & Rainbow Races

Jamel Lee

Ropes, Canoe, & Rainbow Races

Donoven Calo

Ropes, Canoe, & Rainbow Races

Looking to Hire

Outdoor Science & Rainbow Races

Looking to Hire

Outdoor Science & Rainbow Races

Looking to Hire

Ropes, Canoe, Archery & Rainbow Races

Head Counselors

Looking to Hire

Faith Mayo

Mykaila Meunier

Raina Cox

Asare Osei-Agyei

Justina Sewell

Brianna West

Anna Sutram

Nayab Malik

Jennifer Li

Lilly DeMaio

Mikale Cotledge

Paige Brooks

Looking to Hire

Sanna Quadri

Nia Mayo

Josiah Davila

Matt DeLaurentis

Takiya Awwal

Marc Peet

Looking to Hire

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Sanaa Mohammed

Daniel Mota

Looking to Hire

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